The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • College of Charleston has more expensive tuition & fees ($34,438) than JMU ($29,564).
  • It is harder to admit to JMU than College of Charleston.
  • JMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,225) than College of Charleston (1,185).
  • JMU has higher submitted ACT score (27) than College of Charleston (26).
  • JMU has more students with 21,594 students while College of Charleston has 10,384 students.
  • JMU has more full-time faculties with 1,060 faculties while College of Charleston has 511 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - James Madison University and College of Charleston.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
JMUCollege of Charleston
JMUvs.College of Charleston
Harrisonburg, VirginiaLocationCharleston, South Carolina
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$12,638
Out-Of-State$29,564
Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,978
Out-Of-State$34,438
35% ($8,202)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($9,561)
$8,202Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,561
75.20 %Acceptance Rates80.45 %
29.43 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)19.22 %
1,225SAT Score1,185
27ACT Score26
82 %Graduation Rate66 %
-Transfer-out Rate25 %
89 %Retention Rate80 %
21,594Student Population10,384
1,060Number of Faculties511
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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